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Capsule reviews are by Charles McNulty (C.M.), Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.) and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.).
Boeing Boeing German Efficiency Productions stages Marc Camoletti’s classic farce about a French bachelor juggling relationships with three flight attendants. The Dorie Theatre at The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sun., next Sun., 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 4. $10. (323) 363-7089. brownpapertickets.com
It Happened in L.A. Writers and performers from Theatre West are featured in this inaugural entry in the new series “The Art of Storytelling.” Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, L.A. Sun., 7 p.m. $10. (323) 851-7977. theatrewest.org
Summer Playwrights Festival (SPF10) The 10th edition of this annual two-venue showcase features readings of more than three dozen new works and a 50/50 mix of male and female playwrights and directors. The Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; and The Road on Magnolia, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Starts Sun.; ends Aug. 4. $15 suggested donation. (818) 761-8838. roadtheatre.org
Permanent Collection Staged reading of Thomas Gibbons’ drama about an African American museum director embroiled in a controversy. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Mon., 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. (626) 355-4318. sierramadreplayhouse.org
She LA Arts Summer Theater Festival Five new full-length works by female playwrights. The Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., L.A. Tue.-Thu., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 2, 5 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., noon, 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. $20. SheLAArts.org
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast The Assistance League of Anaheim presents an outdoor staging of this adaptation of the 1991 animated musical based on the classic fairytale. Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 N. Lemon St., Anaheim. Tue.-Sat., 7:45 p.m. $18-$50. alanaheim.org
The Pack Monthly reading series features original short comedies by Eugene Pack. The 11:11 Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. Tue., 7:30 p.m. $5. Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chico’s Angels in Fly, Chica, Fly! The drag trio probes the mystery of some missing flight attendants in this new comedy featuring special guest Julie Brown. The Colony Theatre, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. $40, $45. chicosangels.com
New Original Works Festival 2019 This showcase for new works by local theater, dance and multimedia artists continues. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; ends Aug. 10. $16, $20; festival pass, $40. (213) 237-2800. redcat.org
The Underpants A woman has a very public wardrobe malfunction, much to her bureaucrat husband’s chagrin, in Steve Martin’s new comedy based on a classic German farce. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Sept. 1. $30 and up. (619) 234-5623. TheOldGlobe.org
The Fall of Lady M The tale of Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth is reimagined in Michael Perlmutter’s drama. Santa Paula Theater Center’s Backstage@SPTC, 125 S. 7th St., Santa Paula. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends Aug. 18. $15. (805) 525-4645. santapaulatheatercenter.org
Free to Be Family-friendly interactive-performance series continues with musical duo Zingarella (Sat., noon and 2 p.m.) and storyteller Victoria Burnett (next Sun., noon and 2 p.m.). Skirball Cultural Center, Family Amphitheater, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. Free with museum admission ($7-$12). (310) 440-4500. skirball.org
Loose Knit The Group Rep stages Theresa Rebeck’s comedy about five New York women in a weekly knitting circle who meet one very eligible bachelor. Lonny Chapman Theatre-Main Stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Sept. 8. $20, $25; groups 10 or more, $15. (818) 763-5990. thegrouprep.com
Love, Thunder, and Dynamite Sendup of the 1989 Patrick Swayze movie “Road House.” The Garage Theatre, 251 E. 7th St., Long Beach. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m. $10, $25. (866) 811-4111. www.thegaragetheatre.org
Pericles Independent Shakespeare Co.’s annual Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival continues with this adventure tale partly attributed to the Bard. The Old Zoo at Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, L.A. Sat.-next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Aug. 30. Free. (818) 710-6306. iscla.org
True West Two estranged brothers reunite at their mother’s empty suburban home in Sam Shepard’s classic drama. Vs. Theatre, 5453 Pico Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 31. $20. (800) 838-3006.
Under Milk Wood Coeurage Theatre Company stages the Dylan Thomas drama about lives of the residents of a small village in Wales. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 24. Pay what you want. (323) 944-2165. coeurage.org
Wake Up! Ojai Playwrights Conference 2019 New Works Festival This year’s showcase includes workshop productions of new plays by Kimberly Belflower, Inda Craig-Galván, Kimber Lee, Christopher Gabriel Núñez and others. Zalk Theater, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, and Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai. Starts next Sun.; ends Aug. 11. (805) 640-0400. $10, $30; passes, $300. ojaiplays.org
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